Rushton Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Rushton Name Meaning: Habitational for any of a number of places named 'Rushton'. Old English 'rysc' rushes + 'tun' settlement.

This may indicate somebody that lived near a farm where 'rushes' are grown or an area surrounded with them. Aswell as 'hay' rushes were very important for things like 'thatching','torch-light' & 'floor covering'.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Rushton Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Rushton family

Profession Census Frequency
Cotton Weaver 112
Female Servant 101
Agricultural Labourer 68
Weaver 68
Labourer 55
Independent 49
Male Servant 42
Farmer 31
Coal Miner 23
Shoe Maker 21
Collier 19
Silk Piecer 17
Spinner 14
Cotton Spinner 13
Engineer 12
Grocer 12
Butcher 12
Piecer 12
Wool Comber 11
Pauper 10
Blacksmith 10
Mechanic 10
Tailor 10
Silk Winder 9
Stone Mason 9

Rushton Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Rushton 100% 43,722
2 Rishton 86% 1,797
3 Rashton 86% 108

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The surname Rushton is the most popular version of all its varients

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